The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 75 81 89
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 4 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.59% 0.71% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.80% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 0
Average salary £62,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
MPLS
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
206 214 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 30.21% 25.33% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 178 189 206
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £24,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
3 9 (81.82%) WAN
4 8 (72.73%) Juniper
4 8 (72.73%) Firewall
5 7 (63.64%) F5
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
6 6 (54.55%) VoIP
7 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
7 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
7 5 (45.45%) Finance
8 4 (36.36%) EIGRP
8 4 (36.36%) LAN
8 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
8 4 (36.36%) ITIL
9 3 (27.27%) WLAN
9 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (27.27%) Network Security
9 3 (27.27%) Network Architecture
10 2 (18.18%) Lync
10 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
10 2 (18.18%) Multicast
10 2 (18.18%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
10 2 (18.18%) VLAN
10 2 (18.18%) Wireless

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
3 9 (81.82%) WAN
4 8 (72.73%) Firewall
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (54.55%) VoIP
7 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
8 4 (36.36%) LAN
8 4 (36.36%) EIGRP
8 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
9 3 (27.27%) WLAN
9 3 (27.27%) Network Security
10 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (18.18%) Multicast
10 2 (18.18%) VLAN
10 2 (18.18%) Wireless
10 2 (18.18%) IPsec
11 1 (9.09%) SSH
11 1 (9.09%) Fast Ethernet
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) PKI
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Network Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) ITSM
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCIE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) Juniper
3 7 (63.64%) F5
4 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (18.18%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Intel